Employee Assistance Programme

Help at hand app screen

Balancing everyday life with the requirements of work and home can create pressures for all of us.  Did you know you have access to a new Employee Assistance Programme, provided by UNUM? Help@Hand, provides independent, confidential support and information to all employees and eligible family members. Your free services include access to: 24/7 free confidential […]


Health benefits of eating well A well-balanced diet provides all of the: energy you need to keep active throughout the day nutrients you need for growth and repair, helping you to stay strong and healthy and help to prevent diet-related illness, such as some cancers Keeping active and eating a healthy balanced diet can also help […]

Physiotherapy Services

Online Physio Services As part of our Employee Assistance Programme provided by Help@Hand, access to professional Physiotherapy advice and online Physiotherapy Services are available. For more information please see the Employee Assistance Programme page or contact wellbeing@argyll-bute.gov.uk.  


What is the menopause? The menopause is a natural part of the female aging process and will be different for every woman.  There are a range of symptoms related to the menopause, some of which may not be obvious to others and others can be particularly challenging to deal with, especially while at work and […]

Occupational Health Referrals

The purpose of this information is to answer some of the questions you may have before, during and after attending a medical examination with the Council’s Occupational Health providers (OH). If your query hasn’t been addressed, or you require additional information on any of the issues raised in the leaflet, please refer to the contacts […]

Covid/Long Covid

Covid 19 Rules and restrictions There are currently no COVID-19 rules or restrictions in Scotland. At this stage of the pandemic we are now living with COVID-19 as a respiratory infection (updated June 2023). There are things you can do to stay well and protect others: stay at home if you have symptoms if you […]

Good sleep

In our everyday lives, we tend to get less sleep than we should. First and foremost, you should try to prioritise getting as much sleep as you need.  The best amount of sleep for you is however much it takes to not feel tired during the day. Try to sleep the same amount every day […]


Work is important for many people with cancer or caring for someone with cancer, for lots of reasons. Going to work can give a sense of normality to their life. It can also help with recovery. Managers and employers play an important role in supporting people with cancer and their carers. If a person has […]


The Council has a number of policies relating to pregnancy and maternity as follows: Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Maternity leave, paternity and adoption support leave procedures Maternity procedures for local government employees Maternity procedure for teachers Adoption procedure for local government employees Adoption procedure for teachers Shared parental leave procedures for local government employees Parental […]